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Maybe there is more that brings us together than we think!

13 Mar

Three beautiful minutes!

Thank you TV2 Denmark  for this video, I shared it recently on my english Facebook page.

It brings up interesting and relevant points about how different we are… and, despite those differences, the communality of our human experience.

When we get rid of the habit of complaining in our lives, we begin to create space to see the beauty all around us, and the beauty in people different from us. The habit of judging others disappears…

 

Join the “I quit complaining {…and bitching}”  challenge at anytime… it is free! Become part of the growing movement of people who choose to refuse to be victims of their lives and of others!

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“Christine Lewicki is a Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach. She is committed to help people quit complaining and become entrepreneurs of their lives. You can download your FREE “I quit complaining” starter kit on her blog www.iquitcomplaining.com and visit her Facebook page for inspirational articles and quotes to reveal the best version of yourself each day!

 

How to take action and go change your life? Interview by David Laroche

4 Oct

Some time ago I was interviewed by David Laroche who is France’s youngest motivational speaker. David was in the US on a road trip to interview experts like Seth Godin, Mark Victor Hansen, and Brian Tracy to name a few. And he invited me to meet with him in Beverly Hills.

The main focus of our talk was “How to take action and go change your life?”

I was delighted to share with him my own experience and the biggest lessons I had to learn on my journey to transform my own life from ordinary to {extra} ordinary.

Lessons in this video:

  • Everything is created twice, first as an idea and then as an action.
  • The only way to create perfection is through imperfect actions.
  • There is no luck in this game. In order to create a good life for myself, I had to keep taking action even in the face of financial and personal struggles.
  • Why nurturing our inspiration is a priority (not a frivolity).

“Christine Lewicki is a Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach. She is committed to help people quit complaining and become entrepreneurs of their lives. You can download your FREE “I quit complaining” starter kit on her blog www.iquitcomplaining.com and visit her Facebook page for inspirational articles and quotes to reveal the best version of yourself each day!

Interview “I Quit Complaining and Bitching!” for Soul.Am

28 Apr

A lovely interview by Julie Hasson for Soul.Am on the topic of the 21 Day  Challenge and how it all started  for  ” I Quit Complaining and Bitching! “ by Christine Lewicki, bestselling author

 

How is your Quit Complaining Challenge going?  Please share your comments on the blog or on the  Facebook page too!

 

Love and Respect,

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Want to you use this article in your newsletter, blog, or on your website? You can, as long as you include the following blurb:

“Christine Lewicki is committed to help people quit complaining and become entrepreneurs of their lives. You can download your FREE ”I Quit Complaining Starter Kit” on her blog www.iquitcomplaining.com

Quit Complaining: A Step Towards More Happiness in 2015!

2 Jan

This is a very popular article originally published in FemininBio about my ” I Quit Complaining Challenge”  and translated here for the blog. A good New Year’s resolution to make for 2015, don’t you think?

Woman in pink dress performing dance on street lamp in city

“If you think you are too small to change anything, try sleeping with a mosquito in your room” Old African proverb

To complain is to spread negative energy and negative energy cannot create positive results. Therefore, when you go from complaining to celebrating you eliminate from your life all these moments of tension, stress and anxiety. You can go from living a heavy existence to a more open and lighter way of living.

This idea connects with a blog post in which I wrote that life is like a garden that needs to be cultivated. If you plant carrot seeds in your garden, you will harvest carrots. Don’t expect to harvest strawberries.

When you complain you are really planting seeds of frustrations, negativity, judgement, and victimization. You cant expect to possibly harvest serenity, happiness, respect and success in your life.

This will require a certain inner discipline, we can transform our attitude, our beliefs and attitudes in life  […]  Start by isolating the factors that lead to suffering. Then you can start eliminating the suffering factors and cultivating those that lead to happiness.  The Way of the  Dalaï-Lama, Art of happiness  (Robert Laffont, 1999).

Let me give you a concrete example how this challenge changed my life. Let’s rewind and revisit the very end of my challenge. After two months of trying not to complain for 21 consecutive days, I had just crossed the 17 day milestone without complaining. I was visiting my parents and family for the wedding of my cousin.

We were having lunch in nature near a  river and my heart  was over spilling with joy.  I felt open as if I was going to explode from joy. I was savoring each instant even though the day had not been such an easy one.  With the challenge, I was in the habit of cultivating seeds of happiness rather than water and tend to negativity and holding on to frustrations.

Thanks to the challenge that day I chose to overlook the fact that my hotel room reservation didn’t correspond to the reservation I had made, that it had great pictures on the website but in reality was in fact overlooking the parking lot in a commercial zone, that I had spent hours in a traffic jam, that I missed my husband after few weeks away, that I was feeling tired following  a very intense week of work.  I preferred to savor the present moment and enjoy this beautiful day. I was overflowing with joy.  For an instant, I even felt vulnerable as this unusual feeling was so strong. I heard my little voice telling me: “Do you really deserve this happiness?  Will something occur to ruin it”

I was so happy in the moment. This was a day I had lived fully 100% connected to the moment. The challenge had showed me that this kind of happiness was possible and accessible if I allowed it. I had been  able to create a powerful connection in my brain which allowed me to live my life with new found happiness and a profound delicious intensity.

Imagine the impact that this challenge could have on society at large? Remember that our words have a powerful effect on our lives. If every one on earth used the right and proper words, our reality would be completely different.  Can you imagine if we could make abstraction of our all our little woes?  If we could experience life as a gift offered to us. If we could take charge of our own life, do everything we can to change what we dont like  or change our attitude if  we are unable to change anything?

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Dont complain.” Maya Angelou

This challenge can lead us to define what we want, to invest in improving our lives, rather than just complaining. By putting our attention and energy to create a pleasant life, rather than focusing on what we dont like, we can:

  • Go from ” being against the mess in the house” to “put something in action to allow more order”
  • Go from complaining about poor public transportation or traffic  to giving  ourselves the means to regain serenity ( bring a book, download a show we love and bring our earphones, buy smartphones to get work done, buy a scooter,  or change work… )
  • Go from being a victim to an actor in our own life
  • Go from accumulating little sufferings to living a full and happy life

Imagine what would happen around the world if we would put all out our attention on the solutions rather than the problems?

Many people tell me my book is important especially for the French who are world renowned complainers. But in the end, I think that what ‘s more important is not knowing if the French complain more or less than other people but if complaining suits us as a nation at all. What could our country create if we would  just quit complaining?

It may be a utopian view to believe that a whole country would  quit complaining, but it is  a upotiia I personally like.

“Not a map of the world is worth a look if the land of utopia doesn’t exist.”  Oscar Wilde, The Human Soul and Socialism

“J’arrête de râler” aka I Quit Complaining!

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Christine Lewicki

Want to you use this article in your newsletter, blog, or on your website? You can, as long as you include the following blurb:

“Christine Lewicki is a Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach. She is committed to help people quit complaining and become entrepreneurs of their lives. You can download your FREE ”I Quit Complaining Starter Kit”  on her blog www.iquitcomplaining.com

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Interview with Lilou Mace: I Quit Complaining and {Bitching!}

19 Jun

Throwback Thursday, I don’t think I shared this video with you yet… I had the pleasure to meet Lilou Mace in Los Angeles a little while back for an interview about my French bestseller “J’arrête de râler!” – I Quit Complaining!

The conversation was so juicy we decided to do a little segment in English for my US audience. Here it is!

Lilou Mace TV is a free webTV dedicated to awakening possibility, passion, and purpose in people all around the world. Since January 2011, Lilou has traveled the globe interviewing thousands of individuals throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico, and Asia. To date, Lilou herself has posted over 3,000 videos on YouTube and received over 30 million videos views.

While the magical interviews delight, entertain, and inform, each contains a deeper message as well: a belief that within every human being is the power to unlock their unique genius and find fulfillment in whatever they do.

Lilou is also the author of 3 books: I Lost My Job and I Liked It (2009), I Had No Money and I Liked It (2011), I Have No Religion and I Like It (2015)

Enjoy, share & please leave your comments!

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Christine Lewicki

Want to you use this article in your newsletter, blog, or on your website? You can, as long as you include the following blurb:

“Christine Lewicki is a Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach. She is committed to help people quit complaining and become entrepreneurs of their lives. You can download your FREE ”I Quit Complaining Starter Kit”  on her blog www.iquitcomplaining.com

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3 Good Reasons to Quit Bitching!

22 Apr

An article in MARIE FRANCE Asia inspired from my French bestseller J’arrête de râler! aka I Stop Complaining {and bitching}. Read full article here!

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MARIE FRANCE 3 reasons quit Bitching article

 

 

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Christine Lewicki

Want to you use this article in your newsletter, blog, or on your website? You can, as long as you include the following blurb:

“Christine Lewicki is a Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach. She is committed to help people quit complaining and become entrepreneurs of their lives. You can download your FREE ”I Quit Complaining Starter Kit”  on her blog www.iquitcomplaining.com

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Stop Complaining! How to Live Harmoniously at Work ?

14 Apr

Inspired from my French bestseller “J’arrête de râler!”, read an article in English on “Stop Complaining: How to live harmoniously at work?”  in Marie France, Asia edition! Read full article!

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“By changing our reflexes, we gradually change our thoughts and feelings,” says Christine Lewicki. To avoid temper tantrums, it is also as important not to suppress your frustration. Be vigilant as to when the pressure rises. Set limits, express your needs to your supervisor, learn how to say no, ask for help…”

Love and Respect,

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Christine Lewicki

Want to you use this article in your newsletter, blog, or on your website? You can, as long as you include the following blurb:

“Christine Lewicki is a Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach. She is committed to help people quit complaining and become entrepreneurs of their lives. You can download your FREE ”I Quit Complaining Starter Kit”  on her blog www.iquitcomplaining.com

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